We put Everlane's first-ever slippers to the test: Here's our honest review

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Everlane's new slippers are Canadian weather-approved.
Everlane's new slippers are Canadian weather-approved.

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2020 hasn’t been good for much — but one thing it’s been great for is giving us the chance to indulge all our coziest loungewear fantasies. The days of stuffy blouses, skirts and heels are largely gone (save for the occasional Important Zoom Call) — and they’ve been replaced by sweatsuits, leggings, oversized cardigans and, of course, slippers.

We’re always on the lookout for cozy new footwear options, so when we saw Everlane’s first ever slippers pop up in their new arrivals section, we knew we had to try them.

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Everlane’s two new pairs of slippers, The ReNew Slipper ($75) and the ReNew Slipper Boot ($117) are both made from 100% recycled materials and have a plush lining and durable sole, which means they’re able to be worn both inside or outside. But that’s where the similarities stop. The ReNew Slipper is a duvet-like quilted slide that comes in four colours, while the ReNew Slipper Boot is a suede bootie with a fold-over top that we’ve dubbed “elf chic.”

Wondering which to buy? We put these cozy slippers to the test. Check out our team’s honest reviews below.

The ReNew Slipper, $75

Alyssa Tria, Shopping Editor

Everlane's ReNew Slipper
Everlane's ReNew Slipper

The almost-year of working from home has taught me the importance of loungewear. When you look good, you really do feel good, and my comfortable and some-what stylish collection of at-home attire gives me the will to get up and get dressed in the morning. So much so that I now have a new thing for slippers. Strange...I know. Along with a new pair of colourful slides from Uggs, I’ve also been eyeing North Face’s ThermoBall Traction, water-resistant slippers that have gained the hype from some of the coolest people I follow on Instagram. And while they are hype bae-approved, there’s something too futuristic about them that still has me scratching my head. So when I was offered the chance to test out Everlane's ReNew Slipper I was excited because it features what I love about the North Face pair along with a few minimal details I want in the perfect slipper.

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Starting off with quilted upper, it immediately reminded me of the North Face Pair. Like a little duvet for your feet, it offers just the right of warmth (sans the sweat) balanced by its plush lining. But what I love most about these slippers is that they offer a little bit of weight for support and balance. While they look incredibly soft and lightweight, they don’t feel like you’re walking around the house with just socks — the typical feeling I get with the other 12 pairs of slippers I have under my bed. These slippers are my favourite ones!

Hilary Hagerman, Managing Editor

While I loved the fit of these ultra-cozy slides, I did find my heel hung off the back.
While I loved the fit of these ultra-cozy slides, I did find my heel hung off the back.

These slide slippers are billed as a “duvet for your feet” — and they’re just that. I love the chevron-quilted upper and the plush lining is the same fleece as my favourite Everlane sweatpants.

I immediately loved the “parchment” shade — slightly off white without being too stark. And while slippers to me are more about function than fashion, I was pleasantly surprised with how cute they looked with everything from jeans to PJs.

I’ve been wearing these most around the house. And while I wouldn’t make a habit out of wearing them outside, the sturdy sole does allow for a once-in-awhile journey to the outside world, like when I forgot I was wearing them and went on a coffee run.

The only thing I wish was different about these slippers is the sizing. They come in full sizes only, and Everlane suggests that if you’re between sizes you size down. I’m a true 7.5 in Everlane so went with a 7 - and while they fit well, I do find that my heel hangs over the back a bit. No problem for slide on slippers, but if you’re in between sizes you may want to consult Everlane customer service for further size guidance. I found it near impossible to wear these with a pair of socks, but since they’re so toasty I can’t see myself wanting to do that anyway.

The ReNew Slipper Boot

Kate Mendonca, Shopping Editor

The ReNew Slipper Boot in Pebble, styled two ways.
The ReNew Slipper Boot in Pebble, styled two ways.

At first glance, these slippers were giving me major Peter Pan vibes, likely because of their slit opening and elongated toe box. After wearing them around the house for the last week though, the ReNew Slipper Boot has grown on me and become an essential part of my work from home life.

Since they do only come in full sizes, Everlane recommends sizing down in order to get the best fit. Going with a size 8 was definitely the right choice, since I find the cut of these slippers to have quite a lot of room through the heels, despite being narrow through the toes. The fit combined with the rubber sole did take some getting used to, but they are certainly a cozy pick for cooler temperatures.

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I recently moved to a new apartment that has hardwood floors pretty much everywhere, and unfortunately the rugs that I’ve ordered are still in transit. Thanks to these trusty slipper boots, I no longer have to worry about chilly feet first thing in the morning, and I’ve basically been living in them ever since I realized that you can roll down the tops of these slippers for a cuffed look.

I have cold feet most of the time, and even I have found that these boots really keep things feeling toasty — much more than my other go-to pair of slippers, the Ugg Fluff Yeah Slides. If you tend to overheat easily, these are definitely not the slippers for you. As someone who needs the extra warmth, I’ll be rocking these slippers non-stop this season.

Elizabeth Di Filippo, Lifestyle Editor

Wearing my Everlane ReNEw Slipper Boots. Shout out to my dog, Shiloh for cheesing for the camera.
Wearing my Everlane ReNEw Slipper Boots. Shout out to my dog, Shiloh for cheesing for the camera.

Even though I’m perpetually cold, I’ve never been a fan of slippers. The only person I’ve ever known who loved slippers was my little Italian Nani who would barely lift up her feet as she shimmied across the floor.

That being said, I realize now that I was making a big mistake - huge- in not trying a slipper boot. Instead of having to keep a flip-flop style slipper on my feet, these ReNew Slipper Boots have basically the equivalent of my elementary school “indoor” shoes in winter that keep my feet toasty warm.

I usually wear a size 7.5 in most shoes, but based on my experiences with Everlane sizing in the past, I opted for the Slipper Boots in a size 8. Even though I have a wide foot, these fit like a glove without feeling too constricting at the heel or the sides of my feet.

I recently broke several toes and any bump or misstep can be very painful. I’ve been wearing my slippers inside which has helped me avoid any pain while I wait for these little piggies to heal themselves.

Most of my wardrobe for 2020 has been pieces that I can easily wear at home. As the temperatures drop, I know I’ll be reaching for these slipper boots all winter long as I continue to work from home and hopefully ride out this pandemic. Leggings, sweatshirts and now my Everlane slippers are definitely my vibe for winter 2020/2021 - and I’m not mad about it.

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